Friday, March 13, 2009

Australian Aboriginals

Our class is learning about the Australian Aboriginals. We have learnt a lot about them. We are also learning about people who live by Uluru. The people who live by Uluru eat a type of food called bush tucker. They suck the nectar from honey grevillea flowers. They eat honey ants. The children like to play in the sand. They like to explore the rocks.

The Magical Kingfisher

It was hot and all the people were thirsty. The rock hole ran out of water then…
The king fisher came and picked up the people. He had this land with heaps of water. He took the people to his land.
The people were so happy that they had so much fun. They drank big mouthfuls of water until they were no longer thirsty and they became stronger.
They decided to stay there forever.

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Magical Kingfisher

We have been learning how to retell traditional Aboriginal stories in our own words. Here is L.K's retelling.

Once upon a time there was a magical kingfisher.It watched the people.
Once it got TOO HOT! All the water dried up and the animals went away. They called for the magical kingfisher. It came and took them to his magical waterhole. They lived there for the rest of their life.
By L.K.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Aboriginal Australians

We have been learning about Aboriginal people.
Aboriginal people call Ayers Rock Uluru. They eat nectar from flowers. They make dishes themselves. They have a bright red fruit called a mangata. They eat honey ants.